Buffalo Soldiers Of The 10th Cavalry

Buffalo Soldiers Of The 10th Cavalry

Photo: Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry who were taken prisoner during the attack on Carrizal. The Battle of Carrizal occurred on the June 21, 1916. It was a major skirmish between United States Army troops of General John J. Pershing's Punitive Expedition and Carrancista troops fought at the town of Carrizal in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. In June 1916, General Pershing was informed that Pancho Villa could be taken at Carrizal, west of Ahumada. When he sent Captains Boyd and Morey to investigate with C and K troops of the 10th Cavalry, they were confronted with Mexican Army troops, not Villa's men. Boyd ordered the men to attack anyway. In the resulting battle, the American attack was repelled. According to the United States Army Center of Military History, the Colored 10th Cavalry was heavily involved in this battle. By legend, Villa supposedly watched with delight as his two enemies fought it out with each other. However, this story is of doubtful veracity as Villa was badly injured at the time and being pursued by both the American Army and the federal Carrancistas. The cavalry lost two officers (Charles T. Boyd and Henry R. Adair) and fourteen men killed, and twenty-three were taken prisoner, the Mexican forces lost forty-five, including the commanding Officer, General Félix U. Gómez. This clash caused enough tension that war between the United States and México seemed possible. The simultaneous deterioration of German-American relations while World War I raged made any escalation in México undesirable and so negotiations followed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Carrizal

Área: Central / Old Ft. Bliss

Fuente: El Paso County Historical Society

Cargado por: El Paso Museum of History


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